When we talk about Kuala Lumpur, our minds would just go straight to shopping centres and tall skyscrapers and in some degree, that is quite an accurate description. However, if you dig deeper in the city, you will find different side of KL, one where greenery and nature come into the picture.
|KL Bird Park|
|So much green in the aviary|
Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is a change in scenery. Instead of the concrete jungle you often associate with KL, we have here a peaceful and serene spot where birds of various species fly freely in the park. Both kids and adults will have a blast exploring this world's largest free-flight walk-in aviary, a widely advertised statement.
|Birds are free to roam around|
Located within the Lake Garden, KL Bird Park is about 10 minutes drive from city centre. If you are dependent on public transportation, you can consider taking the Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Bus Service and get down at Station no. 14 which is right in front of the main entrance. Otherwise, get off at KTM Kuala Lumpur Station and walk for about 20 minutes.
|Hornbills are definitely a sight itself|
There are four zones in the park, with zone 1, 2 and 3 being free-flight zones while in zone 4, birds are placed in separate cages and small aviaries. Somehow, you feel like you are in the jungle or forest, seeing these winged creatures flying freely in the air. Instead of captive displays, they are more of being at home.
|Looking at them just relax your mind|
I have never consider myself being a bird enthusiast. Therefore, I was very much amazed with the large numbers of species of birds KL Bird Park has. In fact, some of these species are new to me, one that I have not seen in a zoo before.
Unknowingly, I spent more than 3 hours exploring the park. Watching these mostly gentle creatures take flight has an uplifting effect on me. I felt carefree, relaxed; as if all my burdens being lifted like the birds.
|Kids will definitely have a blast here|
Do take note of the feeding schedules for you do not want to miss that. Another event not to be missed is the bird show, scheduled to take place daily at 12.30 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. The interactions between the trainers and the birds are just marvelous and entertaining.
Kuala Lumpur Bird Park,
920, Jalan Cenderawasih, Taman Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Opens daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Adult RM 25 (RM 48 for foreigners), child RM 12 (RM 38 for foreigners). You can get a 50% discount off the standard rate in MATTA Fair. However, this deal only valid for Malaysian citizens.